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2018 Tony Awards: Marjory Stoneman Douglas drama club performs "Seasons of Love"

Students from the drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, stunned the crowd at Sunday night's Tony Awards with their tear-jerking performance of "Seasons of Love." They took the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City to sing the classic song from the musical "Rent."

As soon as the dozen or so students finished their last line, the hundreds in attendance rose for a standing ovation.

The high school students did their rendition moments after teacher Melody Herzfeld from the same campus received an award Sunday night. She was the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award, according to the Tony Awards. Herzfeld was recognized as saving dozens of lives when a former student opened fire on Valentine's Day in a nearby building – killing 17 people.

You can watch Herzfeld's acceptance speech in the YouTube video below.

Acceptance Speech: Melody Herzfeld (2018) by The Tony Awards on YouTube